Open Source search based on OpenStreetMap data
Nominatim (from the Latin, 'by name') is a tool to search OpenStreetMap data by name and address (geocoding) and to generate synthetic addresses of OSM points (reverse geocoding). An instance with up-to-date data can be found at https://nominatim.openstreetmap.org. Nominatim is also used as one of the sources for the Search box on the OpenStreetMap home page.
The documentation of the latest development version is in the
docs/subdirectory. A HTML version can be found at https://nominatim.org/release-docs/develop/ .
Nominatim is a complex piece of software and runs in a complex environment. Installing and running Nominatim is something for experienced system administrators only who can do some trouble-shooting themselves. We are sorry, but we can not provide installation support. We are all doing this in our free time and there is just so much of that time to go around. Do not open issues in our bug tracker if you need help. Use the discussions forum or ask for help on help.openstreetmap.org.
Detailed installation instructions for current master can be found at nominatim.org as well.
A quick summary of the necessary steps:
mkdir build cd build cmake .. make sudo make install
Create a project directory, get OSM data and import:
mkdir nominatim-project cd nominatim-project nominatim import --osm-file
Point your webserver to the nominatim-project/website directory.
The source code is available under a GPLv2 license.
Contributions, bugreport and pull requests are welcome. For details see contribution guide.